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Teenage victim identified in deadly Security-Widefield shooting

Victim, Isaac Garcia
Victim, Isaac Garcia(EPSO)
Published: Apr. 18, 2021 at 8:58 PM MDT|Updated: Apr. 22, 2021 at 12:49 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - An 18-year-old has been arrested following a deadly shooting in Security-Widefield.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that Kamrin Long was booked into the county jail on first-degree murder charges. Jail records show he is being held without bond.

Deputies were called to the 4800 block of Spokane Way just after 5 p.m. Sunday after a neighbor heard numerous gunshots. The neighborhood is just south of Powers Boulevard and Milton Proby Parkway.

“Our deputies responded and found two people, each with a single gunshot wound,” said Lt. Deborah Mynatt with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. “The two people were transported to a local hospital. One, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries while at the hospital.”

The other victim is expected to survive.

Both victims were in their teens or early 20s, according to law enforcement. The victim killed was publicly identified on Wednesday as 18-year-old Isaac Garcia.

Law enforcement is still working to find out what led up to the shooting.

“There’s a lot of moving parts of this investigation so, again, interviewing, talking to each person who lives in this neighborhood,” Mynatt said.

The fact that the shooting happened in such a populated area is a concern, she told reporters.

“This is a subdivision and there are a lot of homes in this area. As you know, any gun owner, any responsible gun owner would know there is a responsibility of where that bullet lands, and it’s very, very important to understand that especially in a subdivision that is a big concern. And so we are doing all that we can right now to figure out where each of those bullets landed, and that is part of the investigation as well.”

If you have any information that can help police with this investigation, you’re encouraged to call the Investigations Tip Line at 719-520-6666.

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